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    It's been one of dem days BigCarnivourKid's Avatar
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    Hi swords,

    In answer to your chlorine question, no it won't have to sit out overnight to disapate the chlorine. The carbon filters remove the chlorine so it won't get to the TFM (Thin Film Membrane) membranes, which are made of a synthetic material. A TFM membrane requires the chlorine be removed prior to the water entering the membrane. A TFM membrane has a rejection percentage between 95-98%, which is much higher than the CTA membrane. A TFM membrane will last between 2-5 years.

    The above information and more can be found at Watts Premier FAQ

    Keep in mind that the filter longevity information is particular to the system sold by this company, but it will give you an idea of what to expect.

    Also, I am assuming that you will have a storage tank for "on demand" purified water. If so, keep a little purified water on hand as it will take a while to charge your storage tank the first time.
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    Dont forget that if your storing large amounts of water on concrete it will eventually become too cold to be using directly on your plants, I usually use a couple of submersible aquarium heaters coupled with a powerhead.

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    The R/O machine arrived today and of course the sink fitting they sent with it is too large, just to start my day off right! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
    The catalogue said it would be supplied with a 3/4" faucet adapter but it's actually a 1" as for a garden hose or something. Nothing in my condo takes a hose that big. The "manual" for this brand is one whole sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" xeroxed both sides...! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img]

    So, where can I buy a step down adapter? Does it have to be a special step down adapter made specifically for R/O or will any do? I was thinking of just getting a step down part from the aquarium shop for the Python water changers and attaching the R/O to that to switch between R/O water and regular tap water for dish washing etc. (as the R/O will be hooked up to the kitchen sink).

    I thought of "hardwiring" the R/O under my sink but I don't have metal piping, only the flexible hose type stuff. I used that cos I don't have the equiptment to work with copper pipe when I replaced my faucet last summer. The "manual" that came with it doesn't even mention that this can be set up that way anyway.

    Anyway, how do you folks have your R/Os hooked up? I won't be able to hook anything up til my next days off (Thurs, Fri & Sat) but I'll be reading and looking for good ideas on how you guys do it, thanks again for any ideas!

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    Hi Josh, my system gets adapted to the water via a self piercing valve tap that is connected to the main cold water faucet line. Then a green feed line connects to the outlet and powers the system.

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    Exclamation

    The plumbing sections at hardeware stores (Like Home Depot) have addapters for changing the size of the connectors. I know this since I had to do change the fittings of a filter to connect to the garden hose. you just screw one the adapter to the other fitting and that's it.

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    Cool, thanks Joel,
    I didn't wanna have to order one for someplace special and wait another week or two! Are all thread paterns the same on faucets? The thread holding the aerator on my faucet seems awful shallow but then again the old faucets aerator was corroded on and I hadn't seen the threads in some time.

    BTW nice signature! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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